The 2021 NY Golf Classic will be virtual, however, even though we won’t be together on the golf course, we can all make a difference in the lives of kidney patients!
Date & location
August 2, 2021
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Meet our honorees
Thomas M. Buonaiuto
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, Deposit Channel Executive, Flushing Bank
Thomas M. Buonaiuto is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, Deposit Channel Executive providing high level support to the CEO and President. Tom is responsible for a broad range of critical activities including strategic planning, management of innovative deposit segments, identifying deposit growth opportunities, and diversifying income streams. Prior to the Flushing Bank acquisition, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a director of Empire Bancorp and Empire National Bank. Prior to joining Empire Bancorp, Tom served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Union State Bank, a $2.9 billion asset New York state commercial bank that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, until its acquisition by KeyCorp in 2007. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Long Island Commercial Bank, and its holding company Long Island Financial Corp., and served in that capacity until its acquisition by New York Community Bancorp in 2005.
Tom is a graduate of Long Island University-C.W. Post, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is also licensed by the State of New York as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Tom is a former Board President and present Board Member of the Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. and former trustee and Chairman of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook. He is also a Trustee and on the Executive Board of Advisors of the College of Management at LIU Post; a Board Member of the Ride for Life; and a member of The Energeia Partnership, a leading academy dedicated to identifying and addressing the serious, complex, and multidimensional issues challenging the Long Island region.
Maria and Ronny Colucci
Hi! We are Ronny and Maria Colucci and we have been married for over 25 years. When Ronny was a teenager he was diagnosed with glomelular nephritis but was able to continue living his life in a full, pretty normal way for a long time.
He worked full time, enjoyed time with family and friends, and even coached the softball and baseball teams of both of our children for many years. In 2016 we were told that Ronny’s kidney function was declining rapidly and that dialysis or a transplant were our options.
When our families learned of our situation, a few of our siblings got tested to see if they would be a match and my brother Michael immediately said he wanted to be a donor for Ronny! We were happy to learn they were a good match and so overwhelmed by Michael’s generous offer. We were set for transplant for August 2017. A few days before the operation Ronny had to have an angiogram to check the strength of his heart and we were completely shocked when this test revealed three major blockages and a need for a triple bypass. The operation went well but as Ronny recovered he also had to start doing dialysis three times a week. It was an exhausting few months for him ( he even went back to work after 6 weeks!). The transplant was rescheduled for November 30 th and on that day my brother donated his kidney to Ronny during successful, thankfully uneventful surgeries. We are beyond blessed to have been given this amazing gift that allows Ronny to continue to live his best life and hope that others can benefit from the same gift in the future!
Planning Committee Chair
Maria A. Grasso, Flushing Bank
Jennifer Armstrong • Steve Arzt • Jake Band • Gustavo Buitrago • Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody • Jennarose Colucci • Elizabeth Dysart • Lisa Friedman Clark • Craig Goldstein • Lauren Grasso • Sylvia Knutson-Barr • Gregory M. LaSpina • Gerry Laytin • Michael Mancusi • Maura Nicolosi • Frank Korzekwinski • Ryan Korzekwinski • Joanna Pawlowska • Frank Pelliccione, Co-Chair Emeritus • Albert Petraglia • Bobby Ross • Reynaldo Tariche • Sal Turano • Erin Winterfeldt • Charmise Woodside-Desire
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Bill & Roxanne Dalessandro
Daniel B Smith
Lisa Friedman Clark
Janet Mancusi Gany
Paul & Carrie Fleishman